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Unformatted text preview: Risk Assessment Jessica Meyers Sci. /275 Michael Smith February 28, 2010 Risk Assessment In order for me to be able to make a decision I have compared both sides of the argument, and examined the pros and cons of the pesticide. I will start by giving my decision and then explaining why I decided upon this. My decision is to not use the pesticide called Malathion. My reason for this is because I feel that there are just as many risks with the pesticide if not more than the West Nile Virus that could affect the people of Genericville, as well as the wildlife living near or in the wetlands. I have done research on both the West Nile Virus and the pesticide Malathion. The risks of the pesticide can range from a number of different side effects and symptoms. If a person is diagnosed with a low dose then some of these symptoms may include acute cholinergic poisoning including miosis (pinpoint pupils), muscle weakness, drowsiness, head ache, nausea, vomiting, and even anxiety. If a person is diagnosed with a medium dose they could have more severe side effects. Some of these may include tightness of the chest, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, blurred vision, confusion, and can also cause memory loss. In the case of being breathing, blurred vision, confusion, and can also cause memory loss....
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- Spring '10
- West Nile Virus, Mosquito, Genericville